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Overall rating
83.12/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated PX
Vintage
05.2013
Bottled
18.05.2018
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
First Fill PX Butt
Casknumber
17B216
Number of bottles
471
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Millstone Fanbase (Facebook)
Added on
03 Jun 2018 10:28 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55.00

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60 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millstone 2013

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.12 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Diesel Oil
    Millstone does not appear on my radar very often, to be honest. This is only my third! Anyway, this Dutch whisky is peated and matured on a first fill PX cask. It was bottled by Patrick and his team for the ‘Millstone Fanbase’, a community page on Facebook.
    The nose is interesting, but I am not convinced that I like it. I find a malty heart with lots of earthy notes, plasticine, black tea, pipe tobacco, dried ham, caramelized orange peel, raisin and cough syrup. But it does not seem to work together.
    This continues on the palate and to be honest, the first sip is disgusting. Sorry, it is what it is. Pancake batter with peat, orange marmalade and dry sherry. What is going on here? The second sip brings that somewhat under control with chocolate, honey, raisins and some menthol. Only from the third sip forward am I able to start to appreciate it a bit.
    The finish is the only part of this whisky that pleases instantly. Pear syrup, diesel oil and oranges. Spicy and warm. Medium length.
    This is a very ‘dirty’ whisky which needs the benefit of the doubt. Trust me: tasting it only once will not convince you. You might throw it out. Twice: okay-ish. Go for three sips at least. That is not to say that I want this in my cabinet. I presume I just do not understand this whisky.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
      Very malty. Dough-like. A little orange and later oolong tea.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Now peat and a lot of spice mixing into the dough. A cranberry-like touch of sherry.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Cranberry, peat and spice. That peculiar maltiness moves a bit to the background now.

  3. Lakerfield scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    On the nose, a LOT of malt. Stale biscuit, donut and whole grain bread. Further on pretty chemical with plastic and not much fruit besides kiwi, rotten apple and raisin. Chocolate milk, tea and a bunch of earthy notes. It is peated however not like the (Scottish) standard we're used to. In the mouth actually not that bad and more balanced, I got a quick flash to Littlemill however that lasted not that long. Very malty again though. Stale biscuit, overripe banana, moss, salted caramel, toffee and plastic. Perhaps some varnish too.
    Finish is a bit short but surprisingly chocolatey.

    Give it some time and the nose will improve, as in not getting worse. The palate is the highlight here and actually not that bad, it certainly is unique. I think this is a malt that needs 15+ years to fully develop its potential.

    Based on a sample.

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Gabor1973 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
      A Little like cummin cheese. It startled me at first. I didn't know what to make of it.
    • Taste
      82 82
      after a few sips, it was easy to go on the tongue with a more rich/smokey finish
    • Finish
      79 79
      reasonable finish

  6. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Thibaut scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Why they even bottled this idk so bad and lack of taste. Big fail of the fb group rather wait to give quality then this...

  8. EJS scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

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